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Rusting or Resting?

By ElmsArt
Well a bit of both worlds really. Grin I spent ages trying to get close enough to this dragonfly to get a decent shot, but it was chasing so many little fles I just about gave up. Then I got this shot, and at the time moaned at it for not stopping to rest somewhere pretty. BUT when I opened it up and saw the rusty wire .... well .......

Tags: Rust Dragonfly Wildlife and nature

Voters: mikbee, Fefe, KarenFB and 36 more

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mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
6 Jul 2012 6:01PM
Can't get much prettier than this Jackie !!
Good shot.
(With or without the pesky fly !!)

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Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 6:08PM
Great Dragonfly and perchGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Jul 2012 6:19PM
A fine shot of this dragonfly, I like the rusty perch you've caught him on.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 6:35PM
brilliant detail jackie wonderful colours and light a belter nice one Wink
fantasick shot GrinGrinGrin
6 Jul 2012 7:08PM
Beautiful image
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 8:34PM
Right place, right time capture a stunning close up.

chris_c1 9 9 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 9:09PM
Beautiful image
Irishkate Plus
7 41 113 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 9:58PM
Great angle on that rusty wire!
Two diagonals in one.
Very nice presentation.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
6 Jul 2012 10:21PM
definitely deserves a bonus award for pretty rust!
wonderful Smile
Tibetan 5 3 England
7 Jul 2012 8:30AM
Hi rust is a photographers delight! always gets a good response hence this one from me lol. nice one I'd be happy with that, thank you for your comment, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2012 8:30AM
Wonderful capture!

Worth the perseverance.. Wonderful diagonal composition. Very well done
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
7 Jul 2012 11:54AM
Oh this is just fabulous....the best of both worlds! And a super composition as well.
7 Jul 2012 12:48PM
Brilliant capture - the wire just adds something to it!! Lou
7 Jul 2012 3:35PM
very fine capture indeed and the rusty barbed wire adds nice capture well spotted

7 Jul 2012 7:59PM
Lovely.The parts of the dragonfly that need to be sharp,are spot on, and the depth of field is great. Nice background to.
All the best...Steve.
7 Jul 2012 9:04PM
Brilliant capture and title,well done..Lin
7 Jul 2012 10:53PM
It's a beauty and a superb capture.
saltireblue Plus
7 7.7k 33 Norway
8 Jul 2012 12:22PM
A daily dose of iron can be beneficial, Jackie. I prefer mine in the form of a Guinness, but I guess this little fellow was happy to lick some barbed wire.

Mike_Smith Plus
10 472 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2012 6:30PM
Cracking shot
milky 14 Wales
8 Jul 2012 9:53PM
Top marks beautiful------Gary(milky)
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 4:42AM
A match made in Heaven! The rusty perch, the beautiful insect... Good image! IB
11 Jul 2012 1:06AM
Well caught.

PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 1:42PM
Well spotted and like the title's alliteration. paul
ElmsArt 11 82 1 Scotland
28 Jul 2012 8:53PM
Thank you all for your comments they are really apreciated. Sorry not to have been around lately. Computer has crashed SadSad But will be back when I get it fixed.
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 9:46AM
A top image full of detail...
Magic work...

24 Jul 2013 1:13PM
Lovely image.
3 Feb 2017 6:57PM
Great Image. Love it for the detail mostly

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